Record riders in BMX series
BMX riding continues to go from strength to strength in the Pilbara as a record number of riders descended on Hedland for the latest round of the North West Super Series.
Hedland BMX member Bridget Marlow said the club was thrilled by the turnout.
“BMX is a growing sport as a record of 238 riders turned up to compete … with competitors (travelling) from Karratha, Tom Price, Newman and Perth,” she said.
“Hedland riders (also) had a successful day racing.”
Among Hedland’s standouts were the Kilmartin sisters, who fought it out in the pro open ladies, and 14-plus girls, with Chelsea taking second and Jasmin first place.
James Wise came second in the pro open men’s, while George Borwick claimed first in the 18-plus men.
Ethan Smith claimed another win in the 15-17 boys, as did Lachlan Knight in the 14 boys, Bohdi Gregs in the 10 boys and James Wallace in the 8 boys.
Not to be outdone, the girls also claimed wins through Audrey Thompson in the 10-11 girls, Brailee McCurdy in the 12-13 girls and Jasmin Roebuck in the 8-9 girls.
Ms Marlow also praised Hedland’s BMX volunteers for rushing to repair the track on two occasions after it was hit by multiple mid-week rains.
“Members tirelessly worked through (Saturday) to bring the track up to scratch,” she said.
“(We also) delayed (racing time) so the surface could dry out to make it safe to ride.”